Alvanley Gardens, NW6

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Alvanley Gardens, NW6

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Alvanley Gardens was named after a resident of Frognal Hall.

Alvanley Garden got its name in 1914 after Richard Pepper (1745-1804), 1st Baron Alvanley. He was Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas and lived at Frognal Hall.

His title Alvanley derives from his family’s seat in Cheshire.



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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Canterbury House In the last half of the nineteenth century, a white house called Canterbury was built on the then southern fringes of West End.
Cedars A local West Hampstead builder, Thomas Potter, constructed Cedars in 1878.
Cock and Hoop The Cock and Hoop Inn was standing on the corner of West End Lane and Fortune Green Road by 1723.
Flitcroft Flitcroft was a 50 acre estate at Fortune Green and West End, named after its owner in the 18th century.
Frognal Bridge Where Frognal meets the Finchley Road, there is an indiscernible dip...
Hackney College The Village Itinerancy Society, a Congregationalist college, was transformed into Hackney Theological Seminary.
Hampstead Cricket Club Hampstead Cricket Club moved to its Lymington Road site in 1877.
Hampstead tunnel Hampstead Tunnel, 1166 yards long, was built as part of the Hampstead Junction Railway, and opened on 2 January 1860.
Hillfield By 1644 Hillfield was already mentioned in parish records.
Jacksfield Jacksfield was one of the smaller but well-documented copyhold estates in the West Hampstead area.
Lauriston Lodge Lauriston Lodge, now the site of Dene Mansions, was a large house in West Hampstead.
National School A National School was established in West End during 1844.
Piecemeal building The infant River Westbourne crossed, what in 1900, was still a boggy field.
Poplar House Poplar House was occupied by one of the first developers of West Hampstead, Thomas Potter.
Potter’s Iron Foundry In the nineteenth century, many West Hampstead people had jobs in Potter’s Iron Foundry.
Ripley House Jeremy Jepson Ripley built a house and coach house after 1814, with a large garden north of Lauriston Lodge.
River Westbourne The easternmost branch of the River Westbourne rises just south of the centre of Hampstead,
Sandwell House Sandwell House was owned by three generations of the Wachter family.
The Black Lion The Old Black Lion was established in 1751 as a beer house.
Thorplands Thorplands was an estate south of Mill Lane.
Treherne House Treherne House was built in the mid eighteenth century,
Two streams meet Somewhere beneath the basement of 16 Frognal, NW3 two tributaries of the River Westbourne meet.
University College School University College School, generally known as UCS, is an independent school charity situated in northwest London.
West Cottages, NW6 Cottages in London NW6.
West End Hall West End Hall (once called New West End Hall) was one of the mansions of West End (West Hampstead).
West End House West End House, once in open countryside, became surrounded by railways.
Woodbine Cottage Woodbine Cottage was situated at the south-eastern corner of the Flitcroft estate.

NEARBY STREETS
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Arkwright Road, NW3 Arkwright Road, NW3 runs from Fitzjohn’s Avenue to Finchley Road.
Arkwtight Road, NW3 Arkwtight Road is a location in London.
Avenue Mansions, NW3 Avenue Mansions is a street in Hampstead.
Beswick Mews, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Billy Fury Way, NW3 Billy Fury Way is a road in the NW3 postcode area
Bracknell Gardens, NW3 Bracknell Gardens is a street in Hampstead.
Buckingham Mansions, NW6 Buckingham Mansions is a residential block in Fortune Green, NW6
Cannon Hill, NW6 Cannon Hill is a road in Fortune Green, NW6
Carlton Mews, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Chesterford Gardens, NW3 Chesterford Gardens is a street in Hampstead.
Crediton Hill, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Crown Close, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Dennington Park Road, NW6 About 1881 Dennington Park Road was constructed on the line of Sweetbriar Walk, the old path to Lauriston Lodge.
Doulton Mews, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Dresden Close, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Ellerdale Close, NW3 Ellerdale Close is a street in Hampstead.
Ellerdale Road, NW3 Ellerdale Road was added to the streetscape of Hampstead in 1874.
Fawley Road, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Finchley Road & Frognal Railway Station, NW3 Finchley Road & Frognal Railway Station is a location in London.
Frognal Close, NW3 Frognal Close is a street in Hampstead.
Frognal Court, NW3 Frognal Court is a street in Hampstead.
Frognal Gardens, NW3 This is a street in the NW3 postcode area
Frognal Lane, NW3 Frognal Lane is a street in Hampstead.
Frognal Parade, NW3 Frognal Parade is a parade of shops lying beyond Finchley Road and Frognal station.
Frognal Way, NW3 Frognal Way is a street in Hampstead.
Frognal, NW3 A road called Frognal runs from Church Row in Hampstead downhill to Finchley Road and follows the course of a stream which goes on to form the River Westbourne.
Greenaway Gardens, NW3 Greenaway Gardens is a street in Hampstead.
Hampstead Gate, NW3 Hampstead Gate is a street in Hampstead.
Hampstead Parish C of E Church, NW3 Hampstead Parish C of E Church is a location in London.
Harvard Court, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Hillside Court, NW3 Hillside Court is a location in London.
Honeybourne Road, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Inglewood House, NW6 Inglewood House is on the corner of West End Lane and Inglewood Road.
Inglewood Road, NW6 Inglewood Road, NW6 was one of the last roads to be built in West End, West Hampstead.
Kingdon Road, NW6 Kingdon Road connects Sumatra Road and Dennington Park Road.
Langland Crescent, HA7 Langland Crescent is a location in London.
Langland Gardens, NW3 Langland Gardens is a street in Hampstead.
Lindfield Garden, NW3 Lindfield Garden is a location in London.
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Linfield Gardens, NW3 Linfield Gardens is a location in London.
Lithos Road, NW3 Lithos Road is a part of the NW3 postal area which lies west of the Finchley Road.
Lymington Road, NW6 Lymington Road is a street in London NW6
Lyncroft Gardens, NW6 Lyncroft Gardens is a street in Fortune Green, NW6
Marlborough Mansions, NW6 Marlborough Mansions is a residential block in Fortune Green, NW6
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Netherhall Gardens, NW3 Netherhall Gardens is a street in Hampstead.
Netherhall Way, NW3 Netherhall Way is a street in Hampstead.
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Osprey Court 256-258a, NW3 Osprey Court 256-258a is a location in London.
Palace Court, NW3 Palace Court is a street in Hampstead.
Parsifal Road, NW6 Parsifal Road runs from Finchley Road to Fortune Green Road.
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Spode Walk, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Welbeck Mansions, NW6 Welbeck Mansions, flats notable for their ironwork balconies, were built north of Inglewood Road in 1897.
West Cottages, NW6 West Cottages is a road in the NW6 postcode area
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West Hampstead

The name "West Hampstead" was a 19th century invention - the original name was West End.

Lacking its own supply of spring water and situated away from the main roads, medieval West End barely qualified as a hamlet until a few country houses were built here from the 17th century onwards. The tendency for West End Lane to become impassably muddy after heavy rain further enhanced the hamlet's isolation.

By 1815 West End was still excep­tionally quiet – so much so that its inhab­itants claimed to have heard the cannon fire at Waterloo. The construction of the Finchley Road in the 1830s brought few additions to a population that consisted of a handful of squires and some farm labourers, gardeners and craftsmen. By 1851 West End had one inn and two beershops.

Railways were the prime stimulus of growth in many country corners of modern London but few places were trans­formed as wholly as West End. With the arrival of the Hampstead Junction Railway in 1857, the Midland Railway in 1868 and the Metro­politan and St John’s Wood Railway in 1879, the new suburb of West Hampstead spread in all directions.

Rapid development in the 1880s and 1890s swept away the large houses and the streets were laid out in today's pattern. A local estate agent in Kilburn claimed that he coined the name ‘West Hampstead’, for one of the local railway stations. Public amenities such as street lighting, gas and electricity were provided and much of the frontage to West End Lane was developed as shops.

Some of the new estates were the work of big developers like the United Land Company, whose inclination was to build fairly densely, and during the latter decades of the 19th century parts of West Hampstead became increasingly working-class in character, with policeman, travelling salesmen and railwaymen mixing with clerks and artisans. Engin­eering workshops operated near the railway lines.

Twentieth-century building was limited mainly to interwar blocks of flats in the north of the district, often in place of Victorian houses that had already become run-down.

The West Hampstead ward now has relatively few families and a great number of young single people. A large proportion of homes are privately rented and fewer than a quarter of adults are married, compared with more than half for the country as a whole. This socio-economic profile is evident in the upmarket cafés that have lined West End Lane in recent years.

Famous West Hampstead residents have included the singers Dusty Springfield, Joan Armat­rading, Olivia Newton John and Jimmy Somerville, author Doris Lessing, actresses Imelda Staunton and Emma Thompson, and the playwright Joe Orton, who lived on West End Lane with his lover Kenneth Halliwell from 1951 to 1959. Stephen Fry has also lived here.


LOCAL PHOTOS
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Victorian house under construction
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Wet Fish Cafe
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Meadowland with buttercups and daisies
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The Alice House
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The Black Lion (early 1900s)
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Victorian art work
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Eustace Hamilton Miles
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Church Row, NW3
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In the neighbourhood...

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Victorian house under construction
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Wet Fish Cafe
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Meadowland with buttercups and daisies
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The Alice House
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At Hampstead Heath station, a Stratford bound Overground train emerges from Hampstead Tunnel - the other end of the tunnel can be seen behind the oncoming train.
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The Black Lion (early 1900s)
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Victorian art work
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Eustace Hamilton Miles
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Church Row, NW3
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Holly Walk, NW3
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